Earlier this week, we posted about a study by Dr Tuffrey-Wijne and her colleagues which described the process of the development of guidelines to support decision making about disclosure or non-disclosure of bad news about life limiting illness to people with learning disabilities.
That study was part of a broader programme of research that has already produced some guidelines on how to break bad news to people about a range of issues that might be life changing for people with learning disabilities, including moving home, illness or death in the family etc.
We wanted to take the opportunity today to direct you to one of the outputs of that programme, which is an excellent website resource Breaking Bad News.
This site has a step by step approach to thinking about why existing guidelines have not been up to the job and setting out a new step by step approach to breaking bad news. There are also frequently asked questions, top tips and links to other sites and resources.
The site is a practical but evidence-based resource to help put into practice the insights gained through the research in the programme.